By Katie Morton
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, Priyanka Chopra announced our formal partnership with Google Made with Code and UN Women at the Global Citizen Festival on September 24th.
A fitting venue for the occasion, the Global Citizen Festival was a celebratory event bringing thousands of people together to raise awareness of and advocate for the world’s most pressing social issues. Seven Technovation alumnae from New York City were invited by Google to take part in the festivities and help announce the launch of the new Technovation season. Given VIP status for the day, Technovation girls had a full agenda!
We started out the day in a black limousine which took us to the lunch spot Sugar Plumm. When we arrived, we entered a room full of 50+ teen girls from other coding organizations such as Black Girls Code, Code.org, CS Edge, Girls Inc. and Black Girls Rock. An uplifting and powerful way to begin the day, students had the opportunity to hear from women who made a career in technology and used code to change people’s lives. (more…)